International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Danube International School Vienna

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: €20,578

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

40% local : 60% international

Max. number of students per class

In the school, classes range in size from 5 to 24 students. Within the IB Diploma programme the maximum class size is 18. The Early Years Unit houses both EYU1 and EYU2 with a combined maximum size of 32. DISV caters to all children's learning styles by offering group, individual, or class instruction.

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Development programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Spanish

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview, admission test, placement test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Whenever possible, the applicant will be interviewed by the Director or a Principal, prior to acceptance. In some cases this may be a requirement.

The school maintains an enrolment policy, whereby a standardised Cognitive Aptitude Test is given to applicants before admittance. However, in some cases, where the school has sufficient information from previous reports to make an informed decision then the test may take place purely for placement purposes.

The Secondary School will utilise a Cognitive Aptitude Test to help place students in mathematics and English. The other languages (German and French or Spanish) in the school may require additional placement testing in order that students are placed in the appropriate teaching groups.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

DISV has a significant range of learning support available.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Within every school students naturally possess a range of talents and gifts, either academically or in other spheres. The IB Programmes offer a real challenge to students and in particular the open-ended inquiry based approach enables students to proceed at a pace suitable to them. From Grade 5 upwards the school also invites the most academically gifted students to take part in elective classes in German, journalism and marketing.

School start time

KG1 - G5: 8:20
G6 - G10: 8:30, Thursdays 9:00
G11 - G12: 8:30

School finish time

KG1 - G5: 15:00, Fridays 14:20
G6 - G10: 15:05, Thursdays 15:45
G11 - G12: 15:45/16:25

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Choir, recorder, Zumba, Salsa, Irish dancing, film club, photography, art and crafts, pop art, journalism, student yearbook, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, cross country, athletics, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, chess, judo, karate.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Sports hall, indoor play area.
The school also uses a nearby allweather sports facility, and an external gymnasium.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Danube International School Vienna was founded in 1992 by a group of parents and businessmen interested in developing a high quality international school with a family atmosphere. DISV serves the needs of the international and local communities and it has grown to provide a quality international education for children from age 3 to age 19.

Teaching approach of the school

Danube prepares students to become global citizens through a commitment to the development of the whole child, both as an individual and as a member of the community.

Danube follows the IB curriculum.